A Glimpse into the Future: NAR Chief Economist Forecasts a Promising 2024 Real Estate Landscape

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, recently unveiled a positive outlook for the real estate market in 2024. According to Yun's projections, 4.71 million existing homes are expected to be sold, with Austin, Texas emerging as the top real estate market to watch in the coming year and beyond. This forecast was presented during NAR's fifth annual year-end Real Estate Forecast Summit: The Year Ahead.

Yun anticipates a robust growth trajectory for the housing market, with a forecasted 13.5% increase in home sales compared to 2023. The median home price is predicted to reach $389,500, reflecting a 0.9% uptick from the…

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HOUSTON — (18 de octubre de 2023) — Con las tasas hipotecarias en su nivel más alto en 20 años y los precios de las viviendas gradualmente retrocediendo de máximos históricos, los consumidores continúan dirigiéndose hacia la vivienda en alquiler en toda el área metropolitana de Houston.

Según la Actualización del Mercado de Alquiler de septiembre de 2023 de la Asociación de Agentes Inmobiliarios de Houston (HAR), los alquileres de viviendas unifamiliares aumentaron un 8.0 por ciento en comparación con el año anterior, con el precio promedio de alquiler subiendo un 5.1 por ciento a $2,298. Se firmaron un total de 3,464 contratos de alquiler en comparación con 3,207 en septiembre de 2022.

Las nuevas ofertas de alquiler de viviendas unifamiliares…

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We are thrilled to announce that on June 11th, 2023, the Texas House passed House Bill 2 (HB2), a groundbreaking piece of legislation authored by Representative Jodie Laubenberg. This bill is poised to revolutionize the property tax landscape in Texas, offering an astounding $12 billion in tax relief.

HB2 property tax relief for Texas

HB2 introduces several key provisions that will positively impact property owners throughout the state. First and foremost, it includes a remarkable reduction in the school district maintenance and operations tax rate. Previously set at $1.17 per $100 of taxable value, this rate has now been lowered to just $1.04 per $100 of taxable value. Such a significant decrease will result in substantial savings for homeowners and businesses alike.

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¡Por supuesto! Hay muchas opciones para encontrar casas nuevas en Houston. A continuación te proporcionaré algunas sugerencias:

  1. Busca en línea: sitios web como Tamborrel.com , Woodlandsnewhomes.com  y mi sitio en Har https://www.har.com/luis-tamborrel/agent_let  son excelentes recursos para encontrar casas nuevas en Houston. Puedes usar los filtros de búsqueda para limitar los resultados a casas nuevas y también puedes establecer un rango de precios y otras características para refinar tu búsqueda.

  • Consulta los sitios web de los constructores de viviendas: muchos constructores de viviendas tienen sus propios sitios web donde pueden mostrar sus desarrollos en Houston, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia, Tomball. Puedes buscar en Google…

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The Backstreet Boys are back! They announced Monday their next world tour will bring them back to the Houston area. If you missed your shot last year, you can see them again this fall.

As part of their tour in North America, they'll stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Friday, Oct 2.

Tickets now on sale to the general at LiveNation.com

Source: ABC13.com

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Houston-based Star Cinema Grill, the Greater Houston area’s largest dine-in theater operator, will soon be bringing its elevated movie-going experience to rapidly-growing CityPlace, the mixed-use urban core of north Houston’s Springwoods Village.

The striking, Gensler-designed location, situated just a short walk from the district’s central, lakefront plaza, will formally debut on September 20 – although a soft opening is anticipated several days before. Approximately 120 full and part-time positions are expected to be created with available roles currently ranging from line and prep cooks to food runners, servers and guest attendants. For more information, interested candidates can visit StarCinemaGrill.net/careers.

Houston-based Star Cinema…

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The Greater Houston Partnership released Houston Facts 2019, a compilation of data that covers Houston’s demographics, economic growth and more, at a networking and presentation event on Aug 6.

Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership, said the publication has been around for decades and has helped provide an accurate look at changes in Houston year after year.

“When you look at Houston Facts, it’s facts,” Jankowski said. “It’s no spin, no varnish, no tweaking. If you want the unvarnished truth about Houston, you can pull it up in this publication. We want to make sure you have good information so you can make a better-informed decision.”

Below are some highlights from the report, including…

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Houston is bidding to host the International LGBTQ WorldPride Celebration in 2023. WorldPride was first held in Rome in 2000 and has since been hosted by cities including London, Toronto and Madrid. The 2019 WorldPride was held in New York City to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Copenhagen will host the biennial event in 2021.

Pride Houston President and CEO Lorin Roberts announced Wednesday that Houston has entered the bid to host WorldPride in 2023. “The motion got passed that we are on the ballot to present our bid to the WorldPride delegation in October in Athens. If we win this bid, Houston will be hosting the WorldPride 2023,” Roberts said.

Houston is bidding against Sydney, Australia and Montreal, Canada for…

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The Coder School will open its first Houston location in May. The school will be located at 3555 Rayford Road, Spring, and will provide computer programming lessons to children ages 7-18. The Coder School uses a variety of platforms to teach various coding languages, such as HTML, CSS, Python and Javascript. Every lesson is taught by trained coaches.

The new school will be owned and operated by business partners Susheel Philip and Sean Varghese.

“As we continue to expand our presence throughout the country, it’s critical to find the right franchise partners who are truly passionate about setting kids up with a positive, life-long relationship with technology and coding,” Founder Hansel Lynn stated in a news release. “This is why we couldn’t be…

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Want food? 

Each year, Chronicle critic Alison Cook compiles the best dining Houston has to offer. You can search all 100 restaurants by name, cuisine, neighborhood and price range, and read her reviews below.

Go to this link: Top 100 Restaurants in Houston

Source: HoustonChronicle.com

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